News archive from 18 July 2013

Ex-Goldman director Gupta paying $13.9M civil fine

WASHINGTON -- The former Goldman Sachs board member convicted of insider trading is paying $13.9 million to settle related civil charges of feeding inside information to his friend, a billionaire hedge fund boss. The Securities and Exchange Commission...

 

Transition Therapeutics' Alzheimer's drug gets FDA fast-track status

(Reuters) - Canadian biopharmaceutical company Transition Therapeutics said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted a fast-track status to its Alzheimer's drug, sending its U.S.-listed shares up 33 percent in post-market trading. A fast track...

 
AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans celebrate saint at sea

AP PHOTOS: Nicaraguans celebrate saint at sea

SAN JUAN DEL SUR, Nicaragua Nicaraguan fishermen and sailors who call on Our Lady of Carmen to protect them at sea pay homage to the saint on her feast day, trailing her statue around the bay of San Juan del Sur in their humble fishing boats and...

 

'Orange is the New Black' casts new light on women's prison

It was sometime around the 30-minute mark of episode 11 of the new Netflix original series "Orange is the New Black" that I suddenly felt that going to a women's prison might not be so bad. Even life-affirming. I was in the process of...

 

Arab League backs Israeli-Palestinian talks; EU sanction may be snag

AMMAN, Jordan - The Obama administration's efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks won the blessing of an influential Arab group Wednesday, but faced a dangerous new complication in the controversy stirred by a European Union sanction of...

 

Digital toolkit for small businesses

Looking for technology to help your small business? Here's a list of programs that can help. They can either help with productivity or help get your website launched. You'll need to research each of them to see if they are right for your business....

 

Pre-dawn Amber Alert in NY brings gripes

NEW YORK -- Authorities say a 4 a.m. Amber Alert that startled many New Yorkers is part of a new national wireless emergency alert system. The alert went out early Wednesday morning for a baby boy who was taken from a Manhattan child welfare facility...

 

MLB attendance down in 2013's first half

Major League Baseball attendance declined 3 percent during the first half the 2013 season in comparison to last year, according to Sports Business Daily. MLB games averaged 29,220 fans before the All-Star break. Eight teams experienced a double-digit...

 
Riverdale real-estate firm Friedland Properties is content to keep storefronts empty in hopes of increasing rent 

Riverdale real-estate firm Friedland Properties is content to keep storefronts empty in hopes of increasing...

THE Riverdale Ave. area is experiencing a retail boom — except for the so-called “black hole,” a series of empty storefronts on nearby Johnson Ave. that are all owned by the same real estate firm that continues to frustrate residents. Friedland...

 

House, Senate leaders oppose new curriculum tests

TALLAHASSEE -- Florida's two top lawmakers have serious reservations about the assessments being created to test the new curriculum standards for hundreds of thousands of public school students. The concerns are so grave that Senate President Don...

 

Disney shakes up ABC Studios unit

Barry Jossen is exiting as the head of ABC Studios, which is the television production arm and largest supplier of programming for ABC. Replacing Jossen is Patrick Moran, most recently the senior vice president of development for ABC Studios. The...

 

Shareholders file lawsuit filed over Harris Teeter acquisition

Attorneys representing Harris Teeter shareholders have filed a lawsuit seeking to block acquisition of the Matthews-based company by Cincinnati grocer The Kroger Co. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday afternoon in Mecklenburg County court, alleges that Harris...

 

Adrian Beltre pleased to be key part of Rangers; 'It's been a blast'

ARLINGTON, Texas — Adrian Beltre certainly has his quirks. Beltre appeals his own checked swings. He has a strange dance of short shuffle steps in the batter’s box when a pitch is inside or at his feet. And the Gold Glove third baseman really hates...

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Family of Miami man robbed and killed seeks community help

Family of Miami man robbed and killed seeks community help

Miami police still are searching for two gunmen who robbed and killed a man working outside his mother-in-law's home. The family of Marcus Vaughin Smith, 58, spoke at the Miami-Dade police headquarters Wednesday, pleading for someone in the community...

 
Suicide survivors find healing, friendship in support

Suicide survivors find healing, friendship in support

They come together every month now. Three young women, who arrive at the restaurant one by one, and sit at a table in a corner. A waitress pours water and takes their order. And then the women begin to talk about their fathers. "I miss him so...

 

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